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it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

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ladysmith, bc...
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it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

okay i'll start

glade ultra (tiny air freshener about the size of a roll of lifesavers)

backscratcher - besides scratching it can retrieve things that fell behind the dresser

mesh laundry bag from the dollar store (10 years i have had mine

damp rid - in the closet and my clothes aren't damp when i pack to go home (Home depot here in canada carries it)

my kyss bag - it's fabulous www.kyssbags.com

holds and locks up all my stuff so i don't have to schlep everything around to breakfast and lunch

Kelsyus Lounger and tiny travel bike pump

20 oz bubba and clear screw top glass with straw

this year i am also bringing mio for my water and soda water mmmmm my prescription for my cpap - mine broke on the way down last year and i couldn't rent one - no prescription

so what nifty things do you guys suggest

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1. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

This year only fins, mask and snorkle. Plus a bunch of Happy Meal toys to give away on Halloween at Cuatas y Cuetes . Can't wait

Oh, and my lucky fishing hat. Need another marlin this year.

Edited: 18 August 2012, 21:55
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2. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

I plan to leave the Chicago area in a month or so and be near PV for 3-4 months. I've started to collect items to bring down with me. Many of the things I bring are food related. Either they are difficult to find or are pretty expensive, IMO. So far, I have:

An American flag (for my balcony)

A jar of either shrimp sauce or horseradish

Soft foam earplugs

Facial moisturizer

A bag of jumbo salt-covered squash seeds

A can of corned beef hash

My favorite cologne

Lots of makeup

Paperback books and some magazines

A small personal fan

Candy like orange slices and spearmint leaves

Hypoallergenic suntan lotion

I'll have many more items assembled by the time my departure date rolls around.

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3. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

Vibram FiveFingers - They're great for hiking, were awesome in July when it rained (slippery cobblestones), and I got so many compliments. Plus little kids thought they were funny which was cute. :)

Small, foldable cardboard speakers. Plug into an Ipod and everyone can enjoy the tunes on the beach, balcony, etc.

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4. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

I always make sure to bring vitamin C & Lysine. Anyone prone to cold sores/heat sensitive lips & skin.

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5. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

May sound crazy, but I bring a frozen pound of my favorite butter and a small jar of mayo without lime.

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6. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

Heads up on things you can get here:

They sell Mayo here without lime- Best Foods and Hellamans are without lime. Also other brands have it... McCormick and Kraft. (Usually called Mayo Casera)

Sometimes Walmart sells the orange slices or the mint candy slices. I have seen them elsewhere- under 20 Pesos.

We have some AWESOME cold sore medicine here- a cream, sold in where they have Chapstick.... even flesh tone. Also Walmart has Lysine.

Many stores have horseradish now.....

And a new Gourmet store is opening up soon with lots of imported items.

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7. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

Try Abreva for cold sores. Works well for me.

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8. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

We bring butter too, and also horseradish.. don't want to hunt around for it..

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9. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

wow, i don't bring anything like all this stuff!! butter, really? :)

My trusty 'kit' goes in a small zippered mesh bag with must haves like: corkscrew, small flashlight, safety pins, bandaids and neosporin, extra pair of glasses, advil and immodium, earplugs, woolite.

Upon arrival I buy a hat and sunscreen. A beach towel and set of plastic hangers if where I'm staying doesn't provide them.

That's all I need for PV.

suze

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10. Re: it's time for a what non staple things do you pack thread

I bring a higher wattage light bulb (florescent) in its plastic casing to use when reading at night. Most of the lamps have low wattage bulbs.